Latest RMB bond news

  • AfDB goes short with Hong Kong dollar ESG note

    Bankers were surprised that the African Development Bank placed a one year bond last week linked to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

    • 16 Sep 2019
  • AfDB sells debut offshore renminbi bond

    The African Development Bank has issued its first offshore renminbi bond, in what the supranational has described as a 'strategic objective' in response to a growing investor base for the currency.

    • 13 Sep 2019
  • Russia eyes 2019 renminbi debut as it snubs dollars

    After several years of rumours and speculation, Russia’s long nurtured plans to issue renminbi government bonds will come to fruition in this year or in early 2020. The country will not borrow in dollars, but may borrow in euros and yuan, writes Lewis McLellan.

    • 12 Sep 2019
  • AfDB postpones debut Panda bond to 2020

    The African Development Bank has delayed the issuance of its inaugural Panda bond to 2020, after previously hoping to make its debut in China’s interbank bond market this year.

    • 12 Sep 2019
  • BMW returns for second auto lease ABN

    BMW Auto Finance (China) is planning a comeback to asset-backed notes on September 17, and will replicate the structure of its April debut in the market.

    • 12 Sep 2019
  • Scrapping onshore investment limits to ‘improve’ China market

    The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe) has scrapped the quota limits on two of the oldest access schemes for foreign investors to China’s onshore bond and equity markets. Bankers said the move could bring in some improvements to the way the mainland market operates, writes Rebecca Feng.

    • 11 Sep 2019
  • Updated: Euroclear mulls connecting overseas investors with Chinese bonds

    Euroclear Bank, a Brussels-based international securities depository, will work with China Central Depository and Clearing (CCDC) to develop a bond trading link for international investors to access Chinese domestic bonds.

    • 10 Sep 2019
  • BNP Paribas, Deutsche bag full bond underwriting licences in China, but little impact on DCM expected

    BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank have become the first two foreign banks to receive approvals to underwrite all bonds from non-financial corporations in the Chinese interbank market. While the new licence will expand their underwriting scope in the mainland, it is unlikely to make a big dent to their DCM businesses, or challenge state-owned banks’ dominance. Rebecca Feng reports.

    • 05 Sep 2019
  • BNPP, Deutsche given full bond underwriting licences in China

    The regulator of China’s interbank bond market has given BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank type A-licences that give them full underwriting access to the market. But the move has puzzled a number of bankers both onshore and offshore.

    • 03 Sep 2019
  • China opens up underwriting business, but does it matter?

    Foreign banks can now get a licence to act as lead underwriters for all deals in China’s domestic interbank bond market, signalling a further opening up of the Mainland’s financial market. But these licences will only make a marginal difference to a bank’s business.

    • 28 Aug 2019

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 23.56
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 16.09
3 China Merchants Securities Co 11.38
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 6.90
5 HSBC 5.75

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 03-Sep-19 China Power International Development China 2,000
2 02-Sep-19 China Power International Development China 500
3 22-Aug-19 Mengniu Dairy China 1,000
4 07-Aug-19 Daimler Germany 5,000
5 31-Jul-19 Cassa Depositi e Prestiti SpA Italy 1,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 32.50
2 Credit Agricole 6.34
2 HSBC 6.34
4 Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK) 6.22
4 Bank of Communications Hong Kong Branch (BOCOM HK) 6.22

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 16-Jul-19 CIFI Holdings China 1,600
2 22-May-19 Agricultural Development Bank of China (ADBC) China 3,000
3 16-Apr-19 ICBC Singapore Branch China 1,000
4 10-Apr-19 Bank of China Macau Branch (BOC Macau) China 4,500
5 15-Mar-19 Bank of Communications Hong Kong Branch (BOCOM HK) China 2,500